2022 NoBudge Films of the Year • Drama, Short Films, 21-Nov-2022
A young girl desperately tries to fit in with a group of South Florida teenagers. Kathy Mitrani directs “Buzzkill,” an evocative coming-of-age drama that unfolds in vivid waves of longing, curiosity, and recklessness. Adrian looks for an opportunity to join the roving band of teens as they frolic from place to place looking for havoc to stir up. Breaking into a private pool, Adrian finally connects with the crew and proves she’s willing to defy the rules. But it’s unclear how far she’s willing to go to level up from there. Mitrani’s film beautifully captures the rhythms and desires of youth with immersive scene-building and tactile 16mm visuals. This is the second time we’ve featured Mitrani after her 2020 short, “Rozada (Rubbed in Pink).” -KA. Writer, Director, Editor: Kathy Mitrani. Director of Photography: Logan Triplett. Producers: Aliza Brugger and Maqing Cang. Production Designer: Joyce Esquenazi Mitrani. Cast: Sofia Abad, Ariella Abad, Dani Hernandez, Zach Chanlatte.
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